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in prison. that case is prompting changes at virginia dmv. bob mcdonnell has ordered that agency to stop accepting federal identification cards as proof of residence. martinelli montano used such a card to get an i.d. >>> a northern virginia community is mourning the loss of a couple who owned a business many thought was the heart and soul of the community. the owners of nichols hardware store died in a car accident. jane watrel has their story. >> reporter: it's a huge loss for a small town as the purcellville community comes to grips with the deaths of karen and ted nichols. who were killed in a horrific car crash. >> amazing people. they have been running the store forever. they have been a staple here. a kindly group of folks and he runs this place and the people around him act the same way. >> reporter: stylist theresa wolf works a few doors down, a store owned by the same family since 1914 where the clerks call you by your first name. generations are paying tribute on the steps of the store. >> it is a big tragedy for their family and all of us. i grew up here. they have been here
the official cause of this fire. we're live tonight in lorton, virginia. backstudio. >> all right. >>> a navy seal with ties to our area has been kild in the war in afghanistan. >> there are more revelations about a white house battle over the war's exit strategy. we begin with jane watrel. >> reporter: the silver spring native was o of nine service members killed in ablack hawk crash on tuesday. lieutenant looney was a navy seal and a 2007 graduate of the naval academy. he was in nation special war fafrl he was always 1999 graduat of dematha catholic high school where he played football. he switched to lacrosse a navy and played on that team with his two brothers. and he was a standout. this afternoon, his high school footll coach told news4, he was devastated by the news of his death. he was scheduled to return to dematha to talk to students there. >> he was a great student athlete. three years on the varsity football team. a two-year starter. a senior, his co-captain. the type of young man who would do anything you asked him to do and then some. he was always trying to do the right thing a
in west virginia. dozens of horses died in that fire. pat collins has our report. >> reporter: it happened in the dark hours of the morning. >> how high were the flames? >> in my estimation, 40 feet above the roof of the building. >> reporter: how hot was the fire? >> intense. >> reporter: the worst horse barn fire in charlietown in recent memory. >> this is the worst i know of. i've been here since 1974. >> reporter: 27 thoroughbreds lost. three barns destroyed on a labor day people here will never forget. what does something like this do to the horse community around this track? >> brings them together. brings them together. i'm sorry. a lot of these people, this is their life. >> reporter: i talk to donny, he was one of the first on the scene. he saw the transformer and that utility pole on fire. within seconds, that fire spread into the horse barn. there was smoke everywhere and a mad race to save those horses. >> you could just hear them yelling. been in and trying to get out. and they were burning up, you know? smoke ventilation and everything. >> reporter: this is the aftermath. twi
and in loudoun counties in virginia believe a series of robbies in those two areas may be connected. surveillance cameras captured the suspect. he is wanted in robberies at three salons, a fast food restaurant and a convenience store. three of the robberies were at hair cuttery salons including this one. in each instance, the suspect pl a knife and took cash from theregister. >>> a maryland state senator accused of using his influence pleaded not guilty to the federal charges against him. 73-yearld ulysses curry is charged with bribe rirk conspiracy, mail raud, and extortion. investigatorsay he used his position as a lawmaker to benefit shoppers, food and pharmacies in severalealings with the state without disclosing that he was being paid by the company stepped down as chairman of the maryland senate budget and taxation committee but he is still a senator running unopposed in the election. >>> vincent gray won as mayor for the district this week. he is deciding wheer he wants michelle rhee to stay or go. most believe it is only a matter of time before she either quits or is fired. >> reporter: j
night. >> thank you. >>> in springfield, virginia, a couple neighbors had a disagreement over a speed bump and now one has ended up dead and the other may have been the murderer. pat collins has our rort. >> reporter: this is a story about a man who lives in this house. and another man who lives down the street in that house. and a new speed bump on field master drive. and how an argument over this hump could have led to a case of murder. >> he kept an eye on all of us hear. on all of us. he watched our house if we would go away. he would know to check the papers and stuff like that. just a great guy. >> reporter: neighbors say a short time ago the victim lobbied the state government put the speed bump on the road in front of his house. they say some people didn't like the bump. they say david patton who lived up the street really didn't like it. that he would drive past carr's house and honk his horn in protest. june 11th, it escalated. there was an altercation, police say, between car and patton here in an argument. carr charged patton with assault. that was june 11th. july 11th, au
nations, i'm steve handleman, news4. >>> in about three hours, virginia is scheduled to carry out its first execution of a woman. in nearly a century. theresa lewis is scheduled to die by lethal injection at the greensville correctional center in garrett, virginia. she was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson in 2002. tara joins with us more. >> reporter: teresa lewiss likely meeting with her spiritual adviser and her attorney. they can today stay with h until the moment of execution. earlier she had her final meal of fried chicken, peas and cake. the execution is set at 00 p.m. tonight for the murder for hire killing o her husband and stepson. eight years ago, she had hoped to collect life insurance payouts. earlier we spoke to a prison -- he drove. his name is billy bean. he visited with his mother throughout the day until about 3:00 this afternoon when family visits ended. bean would not go on camera but he did speak to me by phone. he told me that his mother is at peace. although he is going through a very difficult time at this moment. he decided to return
frs virginia gunned down at a college party. now, pole are asking for help to find the gunman. >> i looked down, i can't even see the cuts because i just see blood kind of pouring down my leg. >> a teenager recounting just how he saved hself. >>> plus, one of the most spoofed men on "saturday night live" crashes is show. >>> chuck, how about the weather? >> we had a ltle rain this morning, clouds this afternoon. if youant rain, i've got new news. >>>im furyk is motivated by not oversleeping. the cowboys try to avoid an 0-3 spot, plus, the braves honor bobby cox. news 4 at 6:00. fired as governor of maryland. four years ago, t for good reason. first, he protected tax loophos for giant cae cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. d for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that ok billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with cporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle cde do. growing, evolving, literally transforming our lives. now imagine
degrees. the temperature will be on the cooler side. 95 in winchester. culpeper, virginia coming in at 97. a little bit of a breeze for you off that chesapeake bay. this is what you can expect overnight. 83 around 9:00. 80 by 11:00. by tomorrow morning,ooking at the temperature of 70 degrees. the temperatures will change. weaer will change in a big way. a major pattern shift coming up this weekend. i'll beng break it down for you in my forecast. >> thank yo doug. >>> today some homeowners returned to the scene of a huge fire that damaged eht home in manassas yesterday. meantime, fire investigators are looking into what caused it. now the latest on this. >> the use of this fire remains under investigation. while there's been lots of speculation about what caused it go we're still awaiting word from investigators about what caused the fire. meanwhile, what is known is that a lot of homes, a lot of lives have been disrupted by this. and there is an outpouring of support moral and otherwise for those lives were changed. across the street, vinyl siding and a cable box melted from the extreme h
at least five families from their homes in herndon, virginia this morning. fire officials stay type of siding on the houses, coupled with some brisk winds led to some significant damage there. julie carey has our report. >> reporter: the mid morning fire at the complex even caught the attention of the tower at dulles airport. a resident snapped this photo of the flame that shot from the roof top. dozens of people fled their homes. >> black smoke was everywhere. it was very scary. >> reporter: even before fire crews arrived, residents outside who saw the smoke realized some neighbors might still be inside unaware. these women went door to door knocking. >> the two families at the end, we got those guys out. and finally, the fire department, they both open this door where it was burning so. and the dogs came out. >> reporter: some cherished pets were among those rescued. several dogs and cat got out safely. so did this bird. the fairfax firefighters battled smoke and flame that damaged five townhome. investigators suspect the blaze started in a shed behind the unit. the vinyl siding w
, frederick, tward clarksburg. and it continues. martinsburg, west virginia. that rain will continue to move out of the region overnight. a few more showers could sti be in the offing and we'll talk about what is in store for the weekend in my full forecast coming up. >> thanks. >>> t economy still has a long way to go. but two new government reports out today suggest that two of the biggest threats are easing now. wholesale prices are holding steady. and there is another drop in jobless claims. nevertheless, a lot of people are still looking for work. dozens turned out for a job fair today in rosslyn, virginia. it was sponsored by the group national career fares. the job seeke got a chance to meet face to face with dozens of employers who say they are still hiring. may not while on capitol hill, both parties are scrambling to convce voters that they're making the right moves for e economy, and making a dent in the growing poverty rate in our nation. steve has our report. >> reporter: 44 million people in america. one in seven were poor in 2009. an 8% increase over the year before. poverty m
william county, virginia, are learning about mursa. the student was treated before getting cleared to head back to class. a letter was sent home to parents. >>> and fairfax county police are giving drivers fair warning. they're watching a major enforcement campaign that go after distracted drivers in a whole new approach. julie carey tell us what they'll be looking for. >> reporter: the steering wheel in one hand. the cell phone in the other. the latest example of the consequences wednesday night on franconia road. a van ran a red light causing a four vehicle crash. >> eight people were hospitalized because the guy took his phone out to check his facebook update. >> reporter: but they've learn virginia's law against texting while driving is so full of loophole, it is almost unenforceable. only 18 people have been charged this year. they'll attack with it a very tried and true charge. failure to pay full time and attention. >> whether that's speeding or personal grooming or talking on their cell phone. and because of that, their driving is not where it should be. >> reporter: to simulate th
a huge barn fire at theivestock exchange in virginia. this is home video of the flames. most of the cows got out, five of them were killed, though. a volunteer firefighter shot the video. he says the flames were so intense in a you could see them from miles away. the livestock exange is a local landmark in marshall, virginia. >>> the ban on driving and talk on your cell phone is coming to maryland soon. this friday, in fact. chris gordon joins us with what this will mean for drivers. hi, chris. >> it means hands free cell phone use. driversre going to need an ear piece or to use the speaker phone. and they can't hold on to it, they have to put it down. this is called a secondary offense. which means if an officer stops you for speeding or neglect driving or a headlight out, they can also give you a fi if you're driving like this. >> it's not hard to imagine you're in heavy traffic when al of a sudden you look at the car next to u and the driver is talking or texting on a cell phone. >> many people on the cell phone. they're wiggling all overhe road. >> reporter: here's a new sign you'll
, virginia, plans to open an adult themed store in the old town area has riled some community leaders. they stay store will ruin the wholesome environment they've worked very hard to create there. the store owner says her shop is being unfairly judged. julie carey has more on this. >> reporter: old town Ñimanassa local leaders have spent hundreds of thousands to make it family friendly. that's why some are alarmed to learn, this new store opening soon will feature adult items. the window promises dvds, lotions, lingerie and more. they've called a community meeting. >> it is a big quhern a porno shop wants to locate here. we have them in prince william county and manassas and i've never raised a fuss about it. i've never gone out to shut them down. right here in old town is not the place to do it. >> reporter: the director of the arts center down the block agrees. >> we have the center for the arts. we have a lot of classes in the arts. we have thousands of children that come through every year. and their parents, and i think it is absolutely the wrong place to have a shop like this.
has avoided jail time after being charged with sexually abusing a minor. >>> a virginia chiropractor pleaded guilty to steroid charges. >>> local kindergarteners struck a pose for a special tribute. >>> i'm jane watrell, there is a bed bug alert. i'll have the story coming pup. >>> coming up in sports, the redskins release a probowl rung back. also, it's a monday night showdown between the 49ers and saints. >>> a library drop box has become infested with bed bugs. now book worms are keeping their eyes open and making sure more worms don't pop up. >> they were first discovered inside a children'sbook at the urbana library in frederick county, maryland. officials are waging an aggressive campaigno make sure the bugs don't spread. >> reporter: in the urbana library, insects are popular. from the giant ladybug to the mov movie, but now there's a sign warning patrons of a bed bug alert. >> it's crazy. >> reporter: on friday morning, a staff member going through books noticed some unwanted insect s turning up inside the book drop. incredibly fortunate that our staff member used to work in
, thank you, doug. >>> in virginia, hurricane earl brought rain and winds as it passed along the coastline this morning. down in virginia beach, there was some rough seas, some light rain. overall it fathers commonwealth dodged any major damage with what was by then a category 2 storm. by mid morning, officials say there were reports of a small number of power outages and some minor flooding. early this morning, earl's winds and rain hit the outer banks in north carolina. a number of major roadways were flooded. about 5,000 people lost power there. schools were closed in six counties. about 400 people went to shelters during the peak of the storm. the officials say nobody was injured. at least no injuries were reported. and while the damage was less than expected, there will be some clean-up after the water recedes. >> more than half a dozen major airlines say they will wave change fees for customers flying into the pafth hurricane earl. that includes continental, delta, jet blue, southwest, united, u.s. airways and air tran. they have a policy for waving fees for hurricane-related fees. m
tonight. >> thank you, doug. >>> it's been a difficult day for people traveling through northern virginia and elsewhere in the area. in virginia, drivers had to contend with everything from flooded roads in vienna to a sinkhole in arlington. one couple had to be rescued after their car g stuck in high water in annandale this morning. we have a look at how the evening commute is going there. >> reporter: jim, good evening. we're here live on cambridge road. commuters are trying to get home and beat this storm that's actually rolling through here, as doug just said. all day drivers have been out in the rain. but we've been lucky. the in has tapered off in the last few hours an the conditions out here are slowly improving. as many know, this morning was a completely different story. >> i almost got in five different car accidents. it was raining, downpouring. i had to go out to my car, which is parked outside. i got soaking wet. so my hair looks like this. >> reporter: all across northern virginia this morning, drivers had a tougher than usual commute. on brownsville road in vienna, daring m
just to the west of frederick around hagerstown to morgantown west virginia,. winchester, berriville seeing heavy rain through western portions of louden county. as we widen out, more rain to the south around richmond. that rain will be making its way up to e d.c. area. also areas toward the east overnight tonight. that's where we could see some of the heaviest rain as we move through the night. a flash flood watch through the night tonight into tomorrow morning for all of the area just about. you see it highlighted. we'll see the chance for one to three inches of rain tonight into tomorrow morning. most of that will be localized. don't be surprised to see heavy rain in your area. 9:00 tonight, 11:00 tonight and more rain tomorrow morning around 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. it could be a rather wet rush hour. just make sure you take a large umbrella, the big golf umbrella as you make your way out the door tonight or tomorrow. more rain in the forecast. eel show you in the full forecast later on. >> see you then. thank you, doug. >>> it's not raining now but the severe weather affected dri
washington parkway was solid. the toll road was jammed up out of virginia. and river roa a lot of drivers were taking that as their alternative to get over toward silver spring and back to the beltway, but that no longer is a very good option because river road is jammed near the beltway in both directions to either leave the beltway and get out of town orto head thwart it to bypass the issue. we still have drivers on the outer loop coming around from georgia avenue in order to continue onto to 270 north. but the difference is you can continue only 270 north because you're on e spur at that point. but inner loop drivers are still forced to come around and not continue onto 270 but rather follow the pass and then silver spring. jim and door reap, back to you. >> this is expected to go on for hours and hours, isn't it? >> yes. so hopefully we'll get a solid work around. just for now, avoid it if you can. >> ashley, one thing i'm wondering about is people trying to get to dulles airport to make flights. any suggestions for them? >> well do, not commit to the beltway. the beltway is jammed fr
tropical storm warnings in effect along the maryland beaches and delaware and virginia beaches as well. even toward virginia beach. the potential of seeing those winds over 40 miles an hour during the day on friday. something else we're looking at, a coastal flood watch for the tidal potomac as well as the chesapeake bay because of that high tide on thursday morning work into thursday night. watch out if you're in an area that is prone to flooding because of high tidal issues. you could see one to three feet. now hurricane earl, the likely scenario here. this is good news. west along the delmarva. the rest of the region including most of virginia, almost all of maryland on the dry side. that includes the district. right now it looks like it will get out of this a-okay as the storm moves off well to the east. a nice evening tonight. 80 to 90 degrees but the temperature will be falling as a result of the low human. a nice start. 64 to 73 degrees. snit sunrise tomorrow at 6:38. tomorrow, sunny. continued hot and a bit more humid. 91 to 94 degrees. as we move on through the next five days,
george's and montgomery counties. >>> a man in south riding, virginia is behind bars for sexually saassaulting a woman tt he met on eharmony. it happened at the suspect's house in loudoun county. pat collins talked to peoplen the neighborhood who are alarmed about that arrest. >> reporter: a sex crime in thir well tailored community in south riding. people, most upset. >> they ought to put these people away. it is horrible, what's going on. >> think in this block is a family block with kids playing. not something like, some crime like that taking place he. >> reporter: police say this man used the internet to befriend a woman whom he later held captive and victimized. >> the person may seem like a nic person on the other end of the phone. if you don't know them, you have to assume that foul play could be involved. >> reporter: accoing to the sheriff, this go back to june. that's when they stay suspect john swan evanset the victim on the dating website eharmony.com. july, they say, he lured her to his house here in south riding. and health her against her will. and sexually assault
, virginia area seeing those fires. and it has been extremely dry across our area. the good news is there is some rain in the forecast. but first a couple more very dry days. let's take a look. take a look at this. a little wind helps the sailboat go down potomac river. a beautiful day for a sail. winds gusting to 15 to 20 miles an hour. even upwards of 30 to 35. the cold front has now moved up its way. a cold front out there. what have we seen? the high pressure was 96 degrees. and boy, did we need to see a cold front. the record is up 100. we were four degrees short. luckily it is still not too humid. it has not felt all that hot across the area. speaking of 90-degree days so far this year, we're now number two is officially the warmest summer. the meteorological summer ever in the district. but the 90-degree days, we're at 6290-degree days. this could be it. we may not hit 90 the rest of the year based upon what i've been seeing. the temperatures down to 92 degrees now. the dew point of 33. the humidity, 13%. so extremely dry. that's why we have those red flag warnings in if h
in martinsburg, west virginia. 52 degrees in saint mary's. tomorrow's highs will be around 80 degrees. annapolis, 82. in the district, 80 degrees in frederi and over the next couple days, the heat will be. on say hello to the 90s once again. 92 on wednesday. right now, looking at 88 most likely on thursday. mostly sunny during the afternoon. friday, a high near 93 degrees. so a big co-down tonight, follow by a pretty big warm-up the rest of the week. >> thanks. >>> down in brazil, a bleacher collapsed and more than 100 peop were injured. it happened during a car race. firefighters say at least 500 people were sitting in that second quarter of the bleachers that collapsed. 111 of them were injured. 22 people are still in the hospital with critical inuries. authorities say firefighters were not asked to inspect those bleachers before the race. >>> train service in new yor city is back to normal now after a bridge fire shut down all the trains headed into the city. just before noon, a transformer caught fire under the 138th street lift bridge. that bridge carries about 135,000 people in and out of
. >> under virginia law she could be sent back to jail for failing to pay child support. the judge decided to continue her case in two weeks. >>> coming up on news 4, regulators are considering putting over the counter cough and cold medicines behind the counter to curb drug abuse. >> an archaeologist in norway has discovered a treasure trove of viking think about the internet. growing, evolving, litally transforming our lives. now imagine the possibilities of what tomorr could bring. at at& we support a core set of standards that will guide the internet into the future... to proct users, and reward innovators, for years to come. we support a fair and open internet - affordable and accessible to everyone. transparent networks, managed in ways that are clear to all users. we support the fcc's plan to bring high-speed internet to everyone in america by 2020. and we are committed to keeping the internet working, as the economic engine that's creating jobs now. working together, investing, keeping information and ideas flowing freely, we can ensure that the internet will continue to grow and i
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